I looked carefully at the notice, and again
I thought, something has to be wrong with this! Do they mean three for 99p or 25p each? No, that does not make any sense! Or do they mean three for 75p or one for 99p. Again, nonsense! Try as I might I could not gain any logic whatsoever from this notice.
. . . . . . . but if you buy THREE Energy Saving light bulbs . . . . . .
. . . . you pay just 25 pence for the three."
I thought, "That's Marketing gone mad! How the 'ell can they afford to do this?"
I asked the store man this question who just shrugged his shoulders and said, "Dunno Gov, I'm only selling 'em - it's the bosses what decides the price!"
He continued the conversation by saying that earlier in the week a man bought a van load. I thought to myself, I wonder why? He's probably flogging them for 50 pence each at the local car boot sale and making over 500% Gross Profit! LOL
Again I wondered how the store could afford to do this and then I saw the light!!!
The store MUST be subsidised by the government as an energy saving project. Reading the literature I saw why because this type of bulb saves 80% energy and is supposed to last 10 years. The latter claim remains to be seen of course. However the bulbs are not suitable for dimmer switches which is a pity. I bought 6 bulbs for 50 pence which should see me out!! There is no way I will last 60 years even with a new hip LOL.
Astonishingly, another store person said someone came in recently and bought just ONE bulb for 99 pence!! I was . . . . astonished . . . . which leads me on to say . . . .
I bought another astonishing product called Astonish Bathroom Cleaner which we have found to be . . . . well . . . . astonishing! It cleans up the bath and tiles with . . . astonishing ease. I noted that the price per unit was exactly the same as a single unit light bulb . . . . 99 pence . . .
. . . . so I calculated, tongue in cheek, that they too might be 25 pence for three!!
"Err! No Sir! said the store man, "nice try but I am sorry they are 99 pence each and there is no incentive for bulk orders!"
Well the answer to my question was hardly astonishing but a guy has got to try and as you know I will do anything for a laugh!
But I got thinking again about the light bulbs. I am not greedy so I have decided to have a
Blogger Super Energy Light Bulb Sale Day
It's yer birthday! Come along ladies and gents .
Sale day! Sale day! Energy Saving light bulbs for sale . . . . only a limited stock left - bound to go fast, today . . . . get some while you can . . . offer never to be repeated!! Come on Madam, get your purse out! Blimey! Look at all those moths flying out!
And while you're at it ladies, nag the hubby and the kids to switch off those unused lights and save even more energy.
A switch left on is an unswitched switch! Which unswitched switch have you left unswitched?
"Eddie Bluelights' bright lights beam beautiful brilliant blazing brightness - BUY! BUY! BUY!."
Come on then! orders please and don't tell me to BOGOF!
I’m not going to charge you 99 pence a bulb, or 89 pence or even 79 pence!
The sun is shining, the wife cooked me a nice breakfast and I feel really generous!
Come on ladies and gents! Forget 78 pence! Forget 77 pence and forget 76 pence!
To clear the lot today I don’t want 75 pence or 74 pence or 73 or 72.
Who will give me 60 pence? You madam? Forget it! Forget 55 pence!
(Bang Table) First four here . . . . . just 50 pence!
OK! You’ve twisted my arm . . . it's open to everyone! Come and get them for 49 pence.”
Think I'll try flogging them at our local Car Boot Sale!
After all that I think I need to sit down!